My fixation with jeans go back a long way, when a pair of Ronald Sassoon's were the "it" jeans. The 80's dictated tight fitting jeans tapered down to the ankle, and needed a fair amount of energy to be applied to get in and out of them. I suppose the skinny trend merely represents a revival of the "hold your breath" era in a slightly different shape. However, pear shapes must steer clear of skinnies as it makes you look like a butternut pumpkin. I opt for the skinny bootleg, which fits tight around the thighs but is cut straight down to the bottom instead of those cut on a curve around the hips. I might still have to hold my breath getting into them but perhaps that's due to my recent submission to Lindt chocolate.